Phil Bonner is a helicopter pilot in the Irish Air Corps. He has been in the Defence Forces for 20 years and has experience in SAR, police aviation, military aviation and in the last 5 years has been heavily involved with the joint NAS-Defence Forces Air Ambulance programme; EAS (Emergency Aeromedical Service). As a flying instructor, Philip grew a keen interest into how high-performance teams operate under varied and often extreme conditions. He was in a position to pass these lessons on to his Advanced Paramedic colleagues through the teaching of Crew Resource Management (CRM). As the Chief CRM Instructor for the Defence Forces, he continues to teach CRM skills within the Air Corps while also advocating for its use beyond the cockpit.

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